Journalists wanted for UN scholarship [Archives:2004/719/Local News]

March 11 2004

By UN Information Center
The Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications from journalists for fellowships to cover the 59th General Assembly session which begins in September 2004.
The fellowships offer unique opportunity for promising young journalists from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America to see the United Nations at work and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.
Over the past 41 years, fellowships have been awarded to over 152 journalists from the developing world. The fund expects to award three fellowships in 2004.
These awards require the presence of the journalist selected in New York for the duration of the General Assembly Session and should be regarded as a opportunity for employers and journalists to provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from UN Headquarters.
Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers.
By endorsing the application of a staff journalist for a fellowship, the editor undertakes to meet all communications expenses.
Applicants must be full time, professional journalists between 25 – 35 years old and employed by recognized print and broadcast media organizations. They must have a good working knowledge of English.
The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; modest hotel accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship; and a daily allowance to cover food and other basic necessities.
It will not be responsible for other expenses of a professional or personal nature.
It is necessary that application forms to be filled by the applicant, providing all needed information. Also the enclosures should accompany his application and include samples of his work as well as his qualifications, CV, and letter from references and employer.
The United Nations Information Centre is pleased to call upon all interested young and qualified journalists to apply for this fellowship, and to obtain the application form from the Centre during its working hours.
All duly completed applications should be received at the centre no later than March 17.